Many react negatively to a piece of art if they don't "like" it, as though it must be invalid if it doesn’t provide some immediate, light entertainment or isn’t akin to the experience of shopping for a bland consumer item that matches the wall paint! That overly expressed - and not very expressive - emotion demonstrates the worryingly limited lens through which many view what they come into contact with. And, frankly, a severe lack of exploration spirit. Don’t give the mainstream a challenge, they can’t “like” it!
Here’s an interview about thinking and feeling far beyond “likeable”: capitalcultural.ro/en/interview-with-marina-de-bris-the-grotesque-beauty-of-art/